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The problem

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Why is the first step in #9 is to use the distributive property instead of working inside the parentheses?

Answer provided by our tutors

There are more than one way for solving: you can either user the distributive property and then divide both sides by '3' OR you can divide both sides by '3' and solve further.

Both ways of solving are correct and lead to one and the same answer:

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